NEW SHOW: HAIR: the London Cast recordings + Marsha Hunt, Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll, Merry Clayton, Zen, Julien Clerc *** Repeated: The Small Faces, Nina Simone *** Ed’s Show, 2018-15, Sunday 15 April, 12 noon till 12 midnight CET Brussels & repeated Tuesday 17 April., 12:00 till 20:00 hrs CET Brussels *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL: HAIR “ The London Cast Recordings 1968-1970
INTRO: ZEN: Hair + NINA SIMONE: Ain’t Got No – I Got Life (Nuff Said)*** LONDON CAST 1968: the entire album *** COVERS: MERRY CLAYTON: I’ve Got Life (Gimme Shelter) + BRIAN AUGER, JUIE DIRSICOLL and THE TRINITY: I Got Life, Let The Sunshine In (Street Noise) *** LONDON CAST EXTRAS 1968-1970 *** AND ALSO: THE COWSILLS: Hair + OLIVER: Good Morning Sunshine + CURVED AIR: It Happened Today (Air Conditioning) + MARSHA HUNT (Hot Rod Papa, Walk On Guilded Splinters) + JULIEN CLERC + unused song ‘Hippie’ from OST
WORD by David Bowie, Sonja Kristina, Ray Dorset aka Mungo Jerry, Elliott Murphy
2 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL: THE SMALL FACES
THE SMALLFACES 1967 LP UK version: selected tracks *** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: SAM THE SHAM & THE PHARAOHS, TEE SET, THE ACE KEFFORD STAND ** LONGPLAYTIME: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY II, TIM HARDIN 2 ** AND ALSO: DESMOND DEKKER & THE ACES , THE EQUALS, DAVE EDMUNDS, THE ROCK-A-TEENS **
3 BLUESIDE (repeated)
SPECIAL: NINA SIMONE, HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL
NINA SIMONE, “HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL”, LP, 1967 selected tracks from the album + interview snippets on Blackness and Racism ** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: CLIFTON CHENIER, OTIS RUSH, FRANKIE LEE SIMS ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: ELVIN BISHOP FUN TRIO + LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS: THE BIG SOUND OF: Elvin Bishop and Lil’ Ed are on ALLIGATOR RECORDS. Thanks to Alligator, V2 Records Belgium and Airplay Direct + GRAHAM BOND: THE SOUND OF 65, feat. Dick Heckstall-Smith, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce + PAUL BRIDGEWATER ***
|SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER ** CET Brussels||Sun. 1200 > 2400||Wed. 1200 > 2000|
|My Generation: new show: Hair||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs||12:00 * 16:00 hrs|
|My Generation repeated: Small Faces||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||14:00 * 18:00 hrs|
|Blueside repeated: Nina Simone||15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs||15:00 * 19:00 hrs|
|Ends 24:00 hrs||Ends 20:00 hrs|
ACHTERGRONDINFORMATIE ** BACKGROUND
HAIR: LONDON 1968
The original London Cast comprised Marsha Hunt, Sonja Kristina (> Curved Air), Vincent Edwards and Paul Nicholas (formerly with Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages)
1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw
“The American hippy musical “Hair” has opened in London – one day after the abolition of theatre censorship. Until yesterday, some of the scenes in the musical, written by out-of-work actors Gerome Ragni and James Rado, would have been considered too outrageous to be shown on a stage in Britain. The show, billed as an American tribal love-rock musical, first opened in New York on 2 December last year. Many were angered by scenes containing nudity and drug-taking as well as a strong anti-war message at the height of the Vietnam conflict and the desecration of the American flag on stage. The show’s transfer to London’s West End would not have been possible before the new Theatres Act which ended the Lord Chamberlain’s powers of censorship dating back to 1737.
Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole introduced play censorship to silence shows like The Beggars’ Opera which contained biting anti-government satire. The new Theatres Act does not give playwrights a completely free hand. Strong language and obscenity will still be liable for criminal prosecution.
Hair does contain some blasphemous and sexually explicit language. But the scene that has aroused most controversy in the musical so far is where the cast appears on stage in the nude, emerging from beneath a vast sheet. The director of the London production of Hair, Tom O’Horgan, said: “I think that the famed nude scene has been greatly over-emphasised. “It has very little importance in the show itself and much of the publicity has obscured the important aspects of the play, which are also perhaps shocking to people because they deal with things as they are. We tell it the way it is.” (…)
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NINA SIMONE: HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL
Simone “(…) But the Alabama church bombing and the murder of Medgar Evers stopped that argument and with ‘Mississippi Goddam,’ I realized there was no turning back.”
Nina was deeply affected by these two events. In 1962, she had befriended noted playwright Lorraine Hansberry and spoke often with her about the Civil Rights Movement. While she was moved by her conversations with Hansberry, it took the killing of Medgar Evers and the four girls in Birmingham to act as catalysts for a transformation of Nina’s career. Source: www.ninasimone.com/bio
“Classic work from Nina Simone – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! Nina Simone certainly emerged as the high priestess of soul during her monumental stretch for Philips Records in the 60s – as she moved way past jazz, way past some of the folk she’d begun tapping into, and into this new righteous territory that paved the way for countless other hip singers to come! Simone does a great job of mixing gutbuckety roots with hipper, 60s soul inflections – and the set’s a treasure trove of great tunes – including her awesome reading of “Work Song”, plus “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”, “Come Ye”, “I Hold No Grudge”, “I’m Going Back Home”, “I’m Gonna Leave You”, “Take Me To The Water”, and “The Gal From Joe’s”. SOURCE: © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc. Disclaimer: Citation used for informative purposes only. Radio 68 is a non-commercial and not for profit internet radio station.
THE SMALL FACES: 1967 LP on Immediate
In the USA released as “There Are But 4 Small Faces, with a largely different track-listing. “Acoustic guitars were now as much a part of the colors used as electric and greater use of harmonies took a key spot in the prodeedings. Other studio effects, such as the phasing used on ‘Itchycoo Park,’ only added to the brew already stewing. Tracks like ‘Green Circles,’ ‘Become Like You,’ and ‘Get Yourself Together’ rank among the band’s finest efforts. They were able to retain the R&B/soul influences of their early sound, but mix it up with the more cerebral (pronounced, “stoned”) vibe that the new direction was drenched in”. Source:
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